Africa Rising: Mobilising Biodiversity Data for Sustainable Development

Hosted by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), this international conference aims to:

  1. Accelerate regional understanding of the biodiversity data-science-policy value chain and draw attention to the opportunities and solutions that biodiversity data presents for sustainable development in Africa
  2. Strengthen regional engagement, learning networks, and collaborative synergies with a view to streamlining the data-science-policy value chain
  3. Galvanise political commitment to mobilising Africa’s biodiversity data

Organized in partnership with GBIF, the United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the USAID-funded Resilience in the Limpopo Basin Program (RESILIM), the event emanates from a project supported by the JRS Biodiversity Foundation and entails developing a strategy for capturing, digitising and publishing Africa’s policy-relevant biodiversity data whilst strengthening regional capacity and collaboration in biodiversity information management.

As part of the meeting agenda, GBIF will launch its recently announced BID programme

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Data managers, scientists, researchers, and policymakers from Africa and beyond, as well as civil society, international organisations and private foundations.

Contact information 

To register your interest or submit an enquiry about this conference, email Russell Galt